A fireman truck seen inside Saket Court Residential Complex after a fire broke out in the premises, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (HT Photo)
A fireman truck seen inside Saket Court Residential Complex after a fire broke out in the premises, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (HT Photo)

One dead after fire at house in Saket court

  • Delhi Fire Services (DFS) officials said a call was received at 5.23pm, reporting that five people were trapped after a flat in the nine-storey C block of the residential complex of Saket court caught fire. Seven fire tenders were sent to the spot.
By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 05:27 AM IST

An 83-year-old man died while four of his family members were rescued, after a fire broke out at the fourth-floor flat allocated to a city judge, in the Saket court residential complex on Saturday evening.

The victim has been identified as Ashok, the judge’s father-in-law. He was wheelchair bound.

Delhi Fire Services (DFS) officials said a call was received at 5.23pm, reporting that five people were trapped after a flat in the nine-storey C block of the residential complex of Saket court caught fire. Seven fire tenders were sent to the spot.

“Our men rescued four members of the family successfully. However, an 83-year-old member of the family was found unconscious. He was rushed to Safdarjung hospital where he was declared dead,” said Atul Garg, director, DFS.

Deputy commissioner of police (south) Atul Thakur said on receiving the call, the station house officer of Saket police station also reached the spot along with teams from the fire brigade, CAT ambulance, Delhi Disaster Management Authority and BSES.

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